QUITO, July 3- It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. Yet with a heavy reliance on oil and mining, Ecuador, where Pope Francis begins his South America tour this weekend, is a prime example of tensions between politics,...» Read More
Biotech MiMedx sells amniotic membrane tissue that is used to help wounds heal 2-3 times faster than standard care. MiMedx CEO Pete Petit, discusses the effective tissue developed from the placenta.
An extraordinarily large mass of toxic algae off the West Coast of the United States has shut down crab and clam fisheries.
Nautilus Minerals wants to be the world's first deep-sea miner, and says the ocean floor is the safest place to get needed minerals.
Fusion power sounds like a science-fiction dream, but billions in investment are pouring into it, according to OilPrice.com.
The conflict in Ukraine has sparked interest in an Estonian company's lightweight, pre-fab bomb shelters.
Rumors that Molycorp may seek bankruptcy protection sent its shares plummeting last week.
Discussing whether robots will replace skilled workers, with Martin Ford, author of "Rise of the Robots," and Craig Lambert, author of "Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs that Fill Your Day."
A new blood test can find just about every virus you ever caught—in a single drop of blood, NBC News reports.
Physicists at MIT show it is possible to create objects that can move with almost no friction, and it may be big for nanotechnology.
The California drought may have harsh effects on farmers this year, says a new report issued by a team of UC Davis researchers.
WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, June 2- Takata Corp will "rapidly" reduce production of a volatile chemical that has been linked to ruptured air bag inflators, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday. The chemical, ammonium nitrate, "appears to be one of the factors" contributing to inflator ruptures linked to six deaths and hundreds of injuries, Kevin Kennedy,...
"Negative impacts are not only something in the future- they are something now," said Zou Ji, a co-leader of the U.N. review of consultations about science policy for governments working on a U.N. climate deal in Paris in December. All sides at the presentation of the report, on the sidelines of June 1-11 talks on the Paris accord, said government promises so far for...
California's new urban water use rules go into effect Monday, but the state must do more to prepare for the "new normal," a group of scientists say.
Merck's executive vice president Dr. Roger Perlmutter, discusses research on immunotherapy for certain colon cancers, and the players in the fight against cancer.
The National Parks Service has recorded a million hours of sound from all around America, and found its quietest places.
There have only been four flu pandemics since the start of the 20th century, yet concerns are widening about the potential for a new outbreak.
It's just a few weeks away from the summer, but there is still a huge mound of snow too stubborn to melt in Boston.
MIT's Cheetah robot, which has been in the making for years, can now jump over obstacles as high as 15 inches, NBC News reports.
As the government program reaches the half-century mark, it needs to get into the digital age, says this University of Rochester professor.
A new CNBC documentary explores the conditions that allow dishonesty to thrive. Why people lie, with Tali Sharot, associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of London.